Solar energy project to benefit the poor
Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh yesterday started the ground breaking for a solar energy panels in the remote, mountainous area of Bo Trach District, which cannot be reached by the national power grid.
The number of healthcare insurance holders in the country has thus far reached 64.6 million, accounting for 71.4 per cent of the total population, the Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said at a teleconference yesterday.
People still need to be made aware about preventing fires in cities, Major General Doan Viet Manh, director of the Department of Fire Police under the public security ministry, said yesterday.
As more than a million students sat for the national high school exam yesterday, volunteers with the programme Give Strength During Exam Season were busy helping candidates from other provinces who came to the big cities to take the exam.
The Government needs to tighten spending and manage public investment more effectively to stabilise the State Budget and maintain an attractive investment climate, Deputy Finance Minister Vu Thi Mai said at a conference yesterday.
The Ministry of Health has organised a two-day training programme for health staff in the central region as part of preventive measures against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV).
The bitumen surfaces of Highway 1 passing through Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien-Hue, Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen provinces has subsided in many places because of the hot weather and overloaded vehicles.
The Viet Nam Fisheries Trade Union has objected to China's recent attacks on Vietnamese fishermen and their fishing vessels, the Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper reported.
Deputy PM cheers on high school test-takers
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday morning visited a national high school exam testing centre at the Ha Noi University of Science and Technology to encourage students and parents on the first day of the exam, during which the temperature hit a blistering high of 41 degrees Celsius.
Aviation authority opens hotlines for better passenger services
The Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam has launched a number of hotlines, including those of the authority, airports, and domestic airline firms, to provide better passenger services.
Five persons fall ill after eating deadly mushrooms
Five members of a family from Quang Tri Province's Huong Hoa mountainous district were admitted to the provincial general hospital in critical condition, after they consumed poisonous mushrooms on Monday.
Railway accidents on the rise

Railway accidents increased during the first three months this year compared with the same period last year, according to Viet Nam Railway under the Ministry of Transport.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang
Illegal gold mining pollutes environment in Cao Bang

Illegal gold mining along the Hien River section flowing through Thach An and Nguyen Binh districts in Cao Bang Province has severely polluted the local environment over the last month.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.